Georgia: The Georgian team has returned back to their home country from the Invictus Games competition with six medals, marking another thriving appearance at the international competition for injured former service personnel of armed forces from all over the world.
On their return to Georgia on Monday, the 20 athletes of the Georgian team were greeted at the Tbilisi International Airport by David Chichinadze, Georgia’s Deputy Minister of Defense, and Joni Tatunashvili, Georgia’s Deputy Commander of the Georgian Defence Forces.
Aleksi Beruashvili won two gold medals in the games, in the 200 and 1,500-metre jogging contests. In the competition, he also won silver in the 100-meter race, while the Georgian team won bronze in the sitting volleyball competition.
In the 100-meter wheelchair race, Ahmed Safarov won the same prize, as did Murtaz Osepaishvili and Onise Jugheli in the Land Rover Challenge.
The Georgian athletes competed in sports such as sitting volleyball, archery, swimming, weightlifting, para-basketball, athletics, and rowing at the event, which took place in the Hague from April 16 to 22.
The Invictus Games, which have been held in several nations since 2014 under the patronage of the Duke of Sussex with the involvement of 500 contestants, have included Georgian teams four times since its inception. So far, teams from the country have won bronze and silver medals in the event in a variety of sports.